Do you have any gently used pillowcases, button down shirts or fabric remnants you can part with?
If so, two local girls are willing to turn those items into dresses for needy children in South Africa.
Girl Scouts Dona Lisciotto and Emma Lambert-Waldmann have embarked on a project that involves making dresses for impoverished or orphaned girls in South Africa.
“We are turning pretty and fun pillow cases, fabric remnants and button down shirts into cute dresses for the girls to feel pretty and loved. We are also making little flower hair clips to go with each dress so the girls can feel special,” reads a flyer distributed by the girls.
Community members can support the project by donating the following supplies: pillowcases, button down shirts, fabric remnants, 1/2 inch elastic bias tape, hot glue sticks for the glue gun, two-inch bendable metal hair clubs, colored paper, ribbons, buttons, ruffles, eyelet lace and various adornments.
The girls will be collecting donations at the Newtown Corporation table during , which is Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Additionally, they are seeking volunteers to help sew some dresses and make the flower hair clips. Others will be needed to collect and sort donations, pack finished dresses for delivery and help make note cards.
Sewing can be done independently. They will also be hosting some small group sewing circles.
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